Thursday, May 30, 2019

There's Been Something Missing When You Get Your Pizza

Of course you want something to drink with your pizza and Carnival now delivers it. When Carnival Cruise Line rolled out their Pizza Anywhere feature on their HUB app a few months ago, they promised you would soon be able to order a beverage with pizza delivery anywhere on the ship, and they have now “delivered” on that promise.

The complete story appeared in the May 30 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

What's Wrong with South Dakotans?

It's less than a year until Virgin Voyages sails their first cruise, and they've been taking reservations for several months. But they noticed something odd. They have reservations from across the USA - from every state in the union. It seems everyone is just waiting for the day Scarlet Lady will set sail - except people from South Dakota. They have no reservations from anyone in South Dakota. No one.

Details appeared in the May 30 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Ritz Orders Second Vessel

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has ordered a second ship from Vigo's (Spain) Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard, the same yard where their first is under construction.

Details appeared in the May 30 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A New Fun Partnership

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters, the world-famous basketball team, with Carnival becoming their official sponsors worldwide.

Known for their athleticism, theatrical stunts and comedic acts, the Globetrotters are a good fit with Carnival's brand of fun.

The complete story appeared in the May 29 issue of Cruice News Daily.

Wining in New Zealand

Crystal Cruises' “Culinary Journeys” video series takes a different turn in the seventh, and latest, episode. In this one Chef Jon Ashton explores New Zealand's signature wines.

Details appear in the May 29 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

One Million Australians Can't be Wrong

Carnival Cruise Line began their outpost operation in Australia just six years ago with one ship dedicated to the Australian market bringing Carnival's brand of fun Down Under. Now they have two based in Sydney with one being upsized in December, and they have reached an important milestone.

The line has just celebrated their one-millionth passenger.

The complete story appeared in the May 28 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Go to Court. Go Directly to Court. Do Not Pass Go.

Last month we told you that federal prosecutors were accusing Carnival Corp of violating their probation in a 2017 case in which Carnival pleaded guilty to violating environmental laws and discharging oily waste into the sea. Carnival paid a record $40 million fine in that case and was put on probation for five years. Last month, prosecutors charged that Carnival had been violating the terms of that probation essentially from the first day.

Judge Patricia Seitz made it clear she was unhappy with the situation and made it clear that she was disposed to punishing Carnival Corp severely at next month's hearing. One of the things she proposed is prohibiting Carnival brands from using US ports for a period of time.

Since then, Carnival Corp has retained new Miami-based attorney, David Markus, and last week prosecutors announced they had reached an agreement with Carnival and it will be presented for Judge Seitz' approval at a June 3 hearing.

Details appeared in the May 28 edition of Cruise News Daily.